Maynard Johnny (Coast Salish / Kwak'waka'wakw)

Maynard Johnny Coast Salish / Kwak'waka'wakw artist


Maynard Johnny was  born in Campbell River in 1973.  His heritage is Coast Salish and Kwak’waka’wakw.  His colourful paintings blend cultural traditions in a unique contemporary style.  He is a self-taught artist that has been influenced by many great Northwest Coast Native artists.  His work has been widely recognized.  In 2021 he was awarded a commission to design a painting for the exterior of a new BC ferry.  Maynard Johnny Jr also received a First Nations Art Award from the BC Achievement Foundation for artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art.

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